Skip has been an avid DXer from the beginning. He has worked all
current DXCC entities except 7O. Skip has operated from QTHs
in Louisiana, Indiana, Oklahoma, California, and Texas. W5GAI's
current QTH is a small hilltop city lot in northwest Austin, Texas.
Skip's station is an Icom IC-775DSP (200 watts barefoot,) an Icom
IC-706MkIIG for mobile and VHF/UHF, a W9INN HPD-3-30 inverted
vee for 1.8 - 10 MHz, a Tennadyne T-10 ten-element log periodic
at 68 ft. for 14 - 30 MHz, a KMA5054 five-element log periodic
at 75 ft. for 50 MHz and 144 MHz, and a mast-top vertical for 50
MHz, 144 MHz, and 440 MHz.
Skip Cameron W5GAI was first licensed in 1954, at age 14. Skip
lived in Shreveport, Louisiana, and got a Novice class license with
the callsign WN5GAI. His first QSO was on July 31, 1954 with a
Heathkit 60 watt crystal-controlled CW transmitter and a National NC-54
receiver, using a 50 ft. long random wire antenna about 20 feet up,
stretched from one corner of the house to the garage.